NOV. 12, 1937

President W. D. Cole of the Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce has launched plans for a tri-county highway celebration here at an early date.  The even twill be a celebration of the completion of Highway 15 traversing Newton, Neshoba, and Winston counties.


The student body of Neshoba High School met Monday and organized student assembly. The officers  are President, Tommy  Hillman; Vice President, Durant Wilson; Secretary, Georgia Smith; Reporter, Muriel Howle; Program Committee, Annie Ruth Wilson, Cecil Rhodes and Hazel Fulton; Faculty Advisors, Mr. West and Miss Street.

NOV. 7, 1947

Miss Doris Jackson of the Bond Club is winner in the Home Improvement contest. Her work has been outstanding and the award is made on this basis. The group attending the Jackson meeting will be honored with a number of courtesies.


Helen Lofton, member of the senior class of the Dixon High School, won the beauty contest which was recently held at the school in connection with the box supper. Miss Lofton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Lofton of the Dixon community.

NOV.  7, 1957

Dr. R. A. Posey received the first silver dollar in recognition of outstanding service to his community, presented weekly now by the Philadelphia Rotary Club.  Dr. Posey was named the first recipient of the award for his individual efforts and those of the Shrine Club in helping crippled children of this area.


Mrs. W. L. Latimer, who is stationed in Germany with her husband and two daughters, Judy and Mary, is being presented the gavel president of the Officers Club, by the out-going president. Major and Mrs. Latimer and family have been in Germany for the past two years. During their stay they have visited Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Paris, and Austria.

NOV. 9, 1967

A Philadelphia girl, Miss Janice Hattox, was named the Most Beautiful coed on the Mississippi College campus in the annual Mississippi College “Parade of Favorites” held in Nelson Auditorium at the college.


Airman Kenneth L. Watkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Watkins of Rt. 5, Philadelphia, has complete basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas. He has been assigned to the Air Force Technical Training Center at Chanute AFB, Ill., for specialized schooling as a metals repair specialist. Airman Watkins is a 1967 graduate of Neshoba Central High School.

NOV. 3, 1977

Five contestants will compete for the title of Neshoba County’s Junior Miss in the Philadelphia High School auditorium. The contestants are Pam Blount, 17, Melanie Collins, 17, Daffy Duncan, 17, Cindy Fulton, 17, and Janet Hardy, 17.


Elzey Joe Arledge received his master of science degree from the University of Southern California. Capt. Arledge, who is assigned to the Pentagon, is the son of Elzey and Lois Allege of Philadelphia.


Members of the Philadelphia High School Library Club recently elected officers. They are Juli Cannon, Reporter and Glenda Collins, Secretary-Treasurer, Renita Smith, President and Melanie Collins, Vice President.

NOV. 4, 1987

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Princess Angela Hundley cuts the ribbon of the new Choctaw Residential Center. Lt. Gov. Brad Dye was the guest speaker at the ribbon cutting ceremonies.

The contestants in the Neshoba County Junior Miss program are Charlene Harvey, Stacy McMillan, Angie Maxey, Charla McFarland, Melissa Rich and Corey McCormick.

The Neshoba Central High School Band attended the Mississippi Invitational Marching Festival. They received Superior Rating for band, color guard, drum major, and drum line. They also received a trophy for best in Class A.